There are 4 ways to get from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$40 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555
  2. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station 888

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) B66

$32

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne 86.8 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Kendal, England and Newcastle upon Tyne, England?

You can take a train from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne via Oxenholme Lake District and Carlisle in around 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd operates a bus from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne once daily. Tickets cost $22 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) to Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kendal and Newcastle upon Tyne is 102 km. The road distance is 139 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 5 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne is to drive which takes 1 h 46 min and costs £13 - £21.

No, there is no direct train from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Kendal and arriving at Newcastle via Oxenholme Lake District and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne. However, there are services departing from Kendal, Castle Garth (no. 21) and arriving at Gateshead Interchange (Gateshead Bus Interchange/metro Station) via Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Kendal to Newcastle upon Tyne, including transfers.